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February 4, 2013 20:37
RE: wxPerl and Raspberry Pi
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Hi Guys,

I don't think I told you here, but I'm trying to get Perl on my Android and
there are some people out there who seem to have done it.  Ideally I would
do it without totally wrecking the phone.  I've nearly got Ubuntu running on
top of Android, but I guess it'll be quite slow.

Do you know that they're planning to bring out an Ubuntu phone next year,
2014, using Android phone drivers?

Anyhow, did you see what Gabor is doing?

And here is what looks like the real deal.

Of course we'd need wxWidgets before wxPerl and they've not really got very
far with that.  We'll have to wait for the Ubuntu Phone.

Anyhow, it might look quite good at the end of it.  It could even star in a
good Conspiracy Theory thriller.

What does one of your Raspberry devices look like when you've got some kind
of input/output on it (whether it's touch-screen or punch cards and a
teletype)?  I'd love to see what you've done.

It may be a few years before my 9-year-olds appreciate the beauty of writing
code the runs right on the metal!



-----Original Message-----
From: David Kaufman [] 
Sent: 04 February 2013 13:11
Subject: Re: wxPerl and Raspberry Pi

Hi Mark, Steve (and other perlish parents):

Thanks for the link to Scratch Mark!  I'm downloading it now...

I think the only way my kids will engage with programming is if they can 
code it, and run on a smartphone or tablet.

My kids think computers with keyboards instead of touch screens are from 
"the olden days".



On 2/4/2013 8:37 AM, Mark Dootson wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> On 02/02/2013 15:19, wrote:
>> I've been trying to build a laboratory here for my children, but it
>> seems so far, that I am the only one interested in it :(
>> Maybe some robotics would actually compete with TV cartoons for
>> attention on  a Saturday morning.
> The same motivation for me with my 12 year old. He enjoyed the initial
> soldering of parts and discussing building simple circuits as it tied in
> with his school work - as I had forgotten most of the required basic
> knowledge I think he really enjoyed being able to 'teach' me a few basics.
> However, it is a huge leap to go from no programming knowledge at all to
> designing something to control robotics. His interest waned when we got
> down to programming basics. Probably because I'm not a skilled teacher.
> I think the way to go is to use 'Scratch' ( )
> which comes installed with the Raspbian OS. Designed with kids in mind
> 'Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create
> interactive art, stories, simulations, and games - and share those
> creations online.'
> As far as I can tell, the children who really engage with this stuff are
> initially attracted by the ease of access provided by 'Scratch'
> Python, Perl et al followed by world domination can come later.
> Regards
> Mark

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